photo by Paul Burk

Turner Station and Henrietta Lacks Village at Lyon Homes

Meeting Place
Henrietta Lacks Community Center at Lyon Homes 411 New Pittsburg Avenue Dundalk, MD 21222

Saturday, October 1, 2022 9:00 am


Saturday, October 1, 2022 10:30 am

About the Event

Learn about the Turner Station community’s rich history and the life of one of its most significant residents: Henrietta Lacks.

About this event

Please join us for a walking tour of Turner Station, Dundalk, the last home of Henrietta Lacks. Don’t know who Henrietta Lacks was? Most of the world didn’t until about ten years ago. Lacks is best recognized for the immortal cells she unknowingly donated in 1951 during her treatment for cancer at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Named after Henrietta, these HeLa cells have the ability to reproduce indefinitely, and continue to be shared and used in research around the world. Henrietta’s donation transformed modern medicine, but it took some twenty-five years before the Lacks family received any knowledge of the significant contribution their beloved wife and mother was making to medical science. Join Dr. Adele Newson-Horst for a pre-tour lecture, join Servant Speed as we walk through Henrietta’s Turner Station community and learn about her incredible story.

Tour will take place rain or shine, except in the event of severe weather!

**Consider also booking the “Bauernschmidt Mansion (National Great Blacks in Wax, Inc.)” tour on Sunday, October 2. The National Great Black in Wax Museum will be the recipient of a wax figure of Ms. Lacks to add to their collection once funds are raised for its commission .**

For those who are interested, a virtual luncheon sponsored by the Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group (HLLG) is being held on Saturday, October 1 from 12-1pm to honor Ms. Lacks’ memory. Visit this link for more information and to register.

Additionally, the HLLG is holding a fundraiser on October 2 from 1-5pm to commission a wax figure of Henrietta Lacks to be installed in the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum. Visit this link for more information.